Well I hadn’t really planned on watching the whole wedding because I was really only interested in seeing the dress, but I ended up seeing it all from when William was being driven to the Abbey. I get sort of mesmerised by it all and now I’m just waiting for the balcony scene! I didn’t like their choice of music at all, I believe we have the groom’s father to blame for that!
I thought the dress was lovely, a really elegant bridal gown, so I’m hoping that it will change the fashion which seems to have been around for about 15 years now, of brides falling out of the top of their dresses. I suspect that the lacy bodice and sleeves are removable. It would have been even better though if the colour had been creamier instead of such a Daz white. I’m not a fan of white.
Inevitably it all brings back memories of royal weddings from the past. The first one which I can remember is Princess Anne’s to Mark Phillips and like just about everybody in the country my parents bought their first colour TV for the occasion. Although I never thought of Anne as being particularly bonnie, she was a really beautiful bride.
After that it was the big one – Charles and Diana and by that time I was married and we went to my mum’s house to watch it with her, sadly my dad had died the year before. I had made a lemon meringue pie as my contribution to the feast and I think I must have had some sort of premonition because Diana’s dress did resemble a meringue! Frighteningly that kicked off the hideous bridal frock fashion which seemed to be around for years after that.
When Diana got married she had only seen Charles 13 times – and was still calling him SIR! – but we didn’t know that then, it was never going to work as she was under the impression that she was super special. Instead of which she was the only one daft enough to accept him; he is supposed to have asked at least 5 other women before her.
So all in all I have high hopes of this marriage actually lasting as they’ve known each other for so long and they seem to be good friends.
The scariest sight of the day was Beatrice and Eugenie who seemed to be under the impression that it was a fancy dress party and they had come dressed as pantomime dames. I don’t want to be bitchy about 2 young women, but you all know which panto I’m talking about! I think that an older female member of the royal family should take them in hand and teach them how to dress. It strikes me that they must all be saying to themselves – “I can’t wait to see what they’re wearing this time” – and laughing their heads off!
Well that’s it, I’ve just seen the balcony kiss (es)! AAhh!
If you’re interested in seeing royal wedding dresses from the past have a look at this interesting site.
From time to time the dresses are exhibited at various museums and it’s well worth a look if you get the chance.